okupes conviction wont demoralise me- peter obi


The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said the conviction of his campaign organization’s Director General, Dr. Doyin Okupe, over supposed money laundering wouldn’t break his determination to be Nigeria’s Leader.

Obi expressed this during collaboration with journalists in Uyo at the Nigeria Association of journalist, Akwa Ibom State Chamber Secretariat on Monday.

The Labour party presidential candidate said he was steadfast by the conviction and would go on with his mission and permit the fair treatment of regulation to follow all the way through.

“I’m catching wind of it (the conviction) very much like you. I’m actually concentrating on the thing is emerging from the court and everything. I trust in law and order. Dispiriting me isn’t going.

“Today, when I arrived Akwa Ibom somebody asked me why I haven’t been using my aircraft because it has been grounded and all that, and I said to him that nothing demoralises me.

“In my life, I have never stayed where they dropped me, otherwise, I would have been where they dropped me before. This election, if they like, let them do anything about people who are around me. I will get there,” Obi said.

On the feeling that he doesn’t have political design to win the presidential political decision, he said not set in stone to destroy the current political construction in the country which supported debasement and spread neediness among Nigerians.

“The structure they have today is the structure we want to destroy. It is the structure of criminality. It is the structure that produced 133 million people living in poverty.

“It is the structure that produced 20 million out-of-school children. It is the structure that has made Nigeria surpass India in infant mortality. It is the structure that will destroy Nigeria and we want to destroy that structure,” he said.

The LP presidential candidate added that his need would be the way to get a Unified Nigeria and haul individuals out of destitution.

He said assuming that chosen leader of the nation come 2023, he would pursue the acknowledgment of the Ibaka Profound Seaport in Akwa Ibom.He said, “my problem is how to create a future and make Nigeria a productive and not a consuming nation.”

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